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Australia v. England

Australia v England Test Series 2013/14

W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth: Friday 13 December 2013 10:30 (day 5 of 5)

Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Result: Australia win by 150 runs

  1. Australia have won 23, drawn seven and lost 10 of their 40 Tests at the W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth. Last year's defeat against South Africa ended a run of three consecutive victories at the venue.
  2. England have lost eight of their 12 Tests there – including the last six – and drawn three, with just one victory.
  3. This loss percentage of 66.7% is their highest at any Test venue that they have played at least five matches at.
  4. Kevin Pietersen needs 12 runs to become the fifth player to score 8,000 Test runs for England. Alastair Cook is 117 runs short of the landmark.
  5. Cook and Michael Clarke will be playing their 100th Test. This is the third time multiple players have played a 100th Test together but the first time opposing captains have achieved the feat together.
  6. Clarke will be playing his 50th Test in Australia, having played 50 away from home. Cook has played 54 Tests at home and 45 away.
  7. Cook will break the record held by Andrew Strauss of being the man to play 100 Tests in the shortest span of time. Strauss played his 100th (and final Test) eight years and three months after his debut; Cook's first appearance was in March 2006.
  8. Stuart Broad is England's 12th highest Test wicket-taker, with 228 wickets. He needs two to pass Darren Gough in 11th place on this list and seven to overhaul Andrew Caddick in 10th.
  9. Clarke needs 60 runs to become the sixth player to score 8,000 Test runs for Australia.
  10. Clarke's Test average of 37 at Perth is his lowest at any Australian venue.
  11. David Warner hit his career best score of 180 at Perth, against India in January 2012. Overall he has 222 runs at the venue, at an average of 74 and strike rate of 97.4.
  12. Mitchell Johnson (222) needs seven wickets to pass Ray Lindwall (228) as Australia's ninth highest Test wicket-taker.
  13. Johnson has taken more wickets (36) at Perth than any other ground. His average of 19.7 is his best at any venue he has played more than once at.
  14. Johnson has bowled 14 balls to Graeme Swann in the series and dismissed him three times, conceding seven runs.
  15. Swann's average of 99.3 in this series is his worst series bowling average. His average of 29 against Australia in the summer was his best series Ashes bowling average.
  16. Australian batsmen have scored 303 runs in the series after being dropped. England's batsmen have added 42 runs after being dropped.
  17. No Australian batsman has been caught in the deep in the series. England have lost eight wickets to catches in the deep.
  18. Joe Root has faced the most short balls (45) in the series and is the only top order batsman from either side not to play a hook or pull stroke.
  19. Brad Haddin has scored the most runs from short balls in the series – 64, without dismissal.
  20. Michael Carberry (35.5%) has left alone the highest percentage balls faced in Tests this year, minimum 100 balls.